Grandmothers are Part of the Parenting Network, Too! A longitudinal study on coparenting, maternal sensitivity, child attachment and behavior problems in a Chinese sample

Xi Liang, Yige Lin, Marinus H. Van IJzendoorn, Zhengyan Wang

Grandmothers are important in Chinese families. This study explored the early emerging mother-grandmother-infant network and its association with a child's socioemotional development in multigenerational families in a non-WEIRD country. 

Given that grandmaternal involvement usually begins from a baby’s birth in China, understanding the mother-grandmother-infant network during infancy is important, without denying the importance of fathers in the Chinese context.